Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Atlas of U.S. Historical Geography

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

The Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States was originally published in 1932 and was recently digitized and made available online by the Digital Scholarship Lab at The University of Richmond

There is an amazing array of historical info here. 

  • Railroad expansion
  • Native American History
  • Politics thru the years
  • Territorial Claims
  • U.S. Military History
  •  ... you name it!  

The Table of Contets is nicely organized and easily navigable
Atlas >

Monday, December 30, 2013

The never-ending quest for the perfect map

Pictured above: The Pivot Map
"Politics is driven to some extent by geographic issues..."
- English geographer and imperialist Halford Mackinder

From Ptolemy  to Google, interesting article on the evolution of maps.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Open Accessible Space Information System (OASIS)

Develop a better understanding of the NYC environment with a robust data-driven interactive map. Search for and view open spaces, property information, transportation networks and more,  all in one place. 

Geological Evolution

Pretty nicely done  - click to enlarge
(Can't find any more info on this masterpiece...)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Interactive Trail Maps

This post features some of the maps I have created in a variety of formats: vector graphic apps, interactive Action Scripting and of course the amazing and powerful Google Maps.

Through the years, I have been a strong advocate of online learning and interactive design. Building trail maps has given me the opportunity to share with others a visual overview of the parks I have visited.

Fairfield County Ride Guide 

An interactive guide to popular mountain biking locations in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The site features interactive Google Maps and an array of related info.  Visit Site >

Pequonnock River Valley

The beautiful Pequonnock River Valley in Trumbull Connecticut is an amazing place. I worked as a Trail "Ambassador" there for a few years, fixing, building and mapping the trails. There is an extensive network of trails available and it is blessed with both historical ruins and breathtaking scenery. Visit Site >

Assorted Mountain Biking Trail Maps 

A few spots in the northeast.... Visit Site >

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hilarious Noise Complaints- NYC iMap

This one is great!

Interactive map of frequently hilarious noise complaints from 1926 to 1932.
  •  Noisy Cats
  • Late-Night Piano-Playing Neighbor, Cornet Player in the Bronx -  Imagine the gall!
  •  Clatter of Restaurant Dishwashing
  •  Noisy Dancing Lessons - Miss Delza beware!
  • Subway Turnstiles - no kidding!

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Warming World

This interactive map is very good!

Temps are on the rise for the planet as a whole, but what has been happening where you live?  Click on the map to find out, or enter a location in the search box…

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

American Migration - Interactive Map

Feb 24, 2012 - Every year, close to 40 million Americans move from one home to another. This interactive map visualizes those moves for every county in the U.S. Blue counties send more migrants to the selected county than they take; red counties take more than they send.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Middle East History - Visual Quick Study

  - Note: Click on any map to enlarge it - 

Ancient History (B.C.)

Fertile Crescent

The Earliest Civilizations

3500 BC 

Mesopotamia: First States and Writing
AThe earliest urban civilizations emerged in southern Mesopotamia (now Iraq) around 3200 BCE.
Bronze Age - 1400 BC

Egyptian and Hittite Empires 1340 BC

1450 B.C.

Fall of the Assyrian Empire

Babylonian Empire 560 B.C.

The Persian Empire - 490 B.C.
The Persian Empire - 500 BC

Armenia -115 AD

For Further Details

Roman Influence (A.D.)

Roman Empire - 200 AD

Roman Empire - 500 AD

The Rise of Islam

Islamic Conquests 620 A.D. - 750 A.D.

Continual Turmoil

Byzantine, Seljuk Turks, Mongol and Crusader Influence
Byzantine Empire 1000-1100

The Seljuk Turks 1100

The Crusades 1096 - 1270
Mongol Empire 1294

Ottoman Influence

1841- Ottoman Empire

1914 - Ottoman Empire

Post World War 1 - European Partitioning

1916 - The Sykes-Picot Agreement

1922 - Partitioning of the Ottoman Empire (Syria)
1923 (post WW1)



1982 - Shiite Population

Distribution of Religions (Modern Day - Mediterranean and Middle East)

Further Study - Map Collections, etc.

TimeMaps > 
Great Chronological Succession of Maps, Timeline Based

Middle East Maps > 
Extensive Map Library

and finally… Conjecture for the Future